This $11 Anti-Inflammatory Supplement Basically Makes Thinning Hair Grow Back Overnight

May 15, 2019 by Emily Belfiore
shefinds | beauty

It’s no secret that hair thins over time, but there are still so many people who are struggling to restore their hair’s thickness and shine. Dermatologists say that most cases of thinning hair and hair loss can be traced back to certain vitamin and mineral deficiencies, making supplementation an excellent way to promote hair growth.

“Hair growth supplements are helpful for anyone who is experiencing hair loss, hair thinning, or for those who just want thicker or longer hair,” says Dendy Engelman, MD, board-certified dermatologic surgeon at Medical Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery in New York City. “Hair thrives on protein, iron, zinc, and vitamin B12, which support hair structure and growth and moisturize the scalp, among other functions. If you are not getting enough nutrients from your diet, supplements can increase low levels." 

Not sure where to start when it comes to finding the best supplement for thinning hair? Dermatologist Debra Jaliman, MD, author of Skin Rules, recommends opting for a supplement like OLLY's Undeniable Beauty Gummies. They're fortified with hair-healthy proteins like biotin and keratin and help promote healthy hair with anti-inflammatory ingredients like vitamins C and E. 

TRY IT:  OLLY Undeniable Beauty Gummies ($11.24) 


This supplement offers a powerful blend of protein and antioxidants, which work together to strengthen and protect the strands. Biotin encourages hair growth, while vitamins C and E help cells fight off free radicals, which are damaging to hair follicles, says Dr. Jaliman. “When you combine these vitamins with others such as biotin, you give the body some of the nutrients it needs for healthy hair,” she says.

Keep scrolling to find other products that will help restore your strands and promote hair growth: 

THE ORDINARY Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density ($17.90)

OUAI Hair Supplement for Thinning Hair ($28)

BUMBLE AND BUMBLE Full Potential Hair Preserving Conditioner ($34)

KÉRASTASE Specifique Shampoo for Thinning Hair ($33)

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